The Admissions Office wants to help guide you through the application process. Below is information about how to complete the application as well as detailed information regarding the position you find yourself in as you start the application process to BBC. If you have any questions, please contact us by email, phone, or social media!
Step One: Application for Admission and Financial Aid (Complete to finish steps one – five)
Step Two: Essay
Step Three: Recommendations
Step Four: Academic History
Step Five: Application Fee of $25
Homeschooled students are welcomed at BBC. Admissions criteria for homeschooled students are the same as for other applicants except as noted below. It is recommended that homeschooled students who plan to attend BBC contact the Admissions Office early in the college planning process.
A transcript signed and dated by the preparer, must be provided indicating the subject areas studied during grades 9-12, the length of time spent in those subjects, and the grades earned. Official transcripts provided by homeschool curriculum providers are preferred, but parent-prepared transcripts are also accepted. It is recommended that applicants and parents consult with the BBC Admissions Office before submitting parent-prepared transcripts.
Homeschooled students are encouraged, if possible, to have teacher recommendations filled out by the teacher of a class taken at a community college, a local high school, or from a private tutor.
BBC is not permitted to offer Federal Financial Aid (such as Pell Grants or student loans) to students who do not meet federal 'Ability to Benefit' requirements. Homeschooled students should be especially diligent to be sure they qualify to receive Federal Student Aid. See 'Federal Student Aid Eligibility' in the catalog for additional information.
Transcripts: If you have taken previous work at other colleges, you are required to have official transcripts from those other institutions sent to BBC. If you have more than 12 credit hours and are more than 2 years removed from high school, you are not required to send in ACT or SAT scores.
Debts to Other Colleges: We expect students to have completed their financial obligation with other colleges before enrolling at BBC. (This does not include student loans.)
Transfer of Credits: Courses taken at another accredited post-secondary institution may be accepted to meet requirements for our degrees at the discretion of the registrar. Normally, to have credits transfer, classes taken at other institutions must be equivalent to or exceed our course requirements and you must have achieved a grade equivalence of 'C' (2.00) or better. We do not transfer credits assigned a 'Pass/Fail' grade. There are limits to the number of credit hours that can be transferred. Transfer credits apply toward graduation requirements, but not toward your GPA.
If you are transferring from an unaccredited institution with which BBC has had no experience, you may be required to provide some or all of the following: course syllabus, notes, faculty credentials, and college catalog.
No transfers take place until you have completed twelve hours of course work at BBC with a 2.00 GPA.
Some institutions give credits in quarter hours rather than semester hours. A quarter hour is considered to be equivalent to two-thirds of a semester credit hour.
If you are an international student you may have to meet additional requirements.
The admissions office will send you a set of recommendations best suited to your individual enrollment circumstances.
Special Students are those credit or noncredit students who are not interested in pursuing a degree program, who have been conditionally admitted because of academic deficiencies (have not graduated from high school or acceptably completed the GED), or have not been accepted as a degree-seeking student.
Special students are not eligible for BBC scholarships or government financial aid, but may work toward a certificate or take courses of their own selection within the limits of their qualifications. To move from special student status to regular credit student status, you will need to complete the procedure given for a new credit student.
Auditors are students who wish to enroll in class without receiving academic credit. Admission is on the basis of spiritual and academic qualifications as well as available space.
Auditors must complete the online Application, Minister’s Recommendation, and send in transcript. Auditors register along with the other students. Audit tuition is at a reduced rate, but is not refundable. In addition, 3 credit hours are waived for alumni and ministers per semester.
If you audit a class, you must follow the same general regulations as other students, though you are not required to do the assignments or take the examinations. Your participation in these activities and classroom discussion are at the discretion of the instructor. Audited courses may be taken for credit at a later date. Auditors who attend at least 75% of the class sessions will have a record of their audited class on their transcripts.